A visitor walks past a Ford Escape Titanium at an auto show last April.
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DETROIT – Ford Motor will recall 3 million older vehicles due to potential issues with their airbag inflators, costing the automaker an estimated $610 million.
The company confirmed the cost in a filing Thursday with the Securities and Exchange Commission after the closing bell. Ford stock fell into the red during after-hours trading, down about 2%. The shares ended Thursday up 6.2% at $11.53 a share — the stock’s highest close since June 2018. Ford’s market cap is more than $45 billion.
In the filing, Ford said the expense will be treated as a special item as part of its…